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Timothy Waters


Dr. Timothy Waters has served as president and chief executive officer of Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL) since 1995. He joined McREL in 1993 following 23 years in K–12 education as a teacher, assistant principal, high school principal, assistant superintendent, and superintendent. In each of his professional roles, Tim has been acknowledged as an innovator and reformer. As superintendent, he led a seven-year standards-based initiative that produced dramatic gains in achievement for all children and narrowed gaps between high and low achievers. Under Tim's leadership, McREL has become recognized as one of America's leading education research, development, and service organizations. McREL and three of its research reports were nominated for inclusion in the 2006 report Influence: A Study of the Factors Shaping Education Policy conducted by the research staff at Education Week. Tim is the author of numerous articles on education leadership and co-author of School Leadership That Works: From Research to Results and District Leadership That Works: Striking the Right Balance. He speaks nationally and internationally on the topics of leadership and the future of schooling. - See more at: http://www.mcrel.org/about-us/who-we-are/staff-directory/t_z/waters_timothy#sthash.13SkpkfC.dpuf